Jon Stewart: Trump Debate Will Be Best Ever
Gingrich: Other candidates are afraid of Trump
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2011 5:37 AM CST
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(Newser) – It looks like Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum might be the only candidates taking part in the GOP debate Donald Trump is hosting, but Jon Stewart thinks it could still be the greatest debate ever. Even "regular Republicans, the ones we used to hate, are downright scared," the gleeful Daily Show host said, predicting that the ever-truculent Trump would pick fights with the candidates over issues like who cut who off, and then, of course, "if the people in the debate he's moderating don't satisfy him, he's jumping in himself."

Elsewhere, the debate about the Trump debate appears to be heating up. Newt Gingrich—the debate's most vocal supporter—told Fox's Greta van Susteren that skipping the Trump debate showed weakness in his fellow GOP hopefuls, reports Mediaite. "I don't understand it," he said, accusing debate-skippers of being afraid of Trump. "You want me to believe you can debate Barack Obama, but you won’t debate Donald Trump?” he asked.

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Dec 8, 2011 8:16 AM CST
Aint no doubt about it: Faced with a choice between Gingrich and Santorum, you should vote Trump. And the Don will no doubt try'n prove it.
Dec 7, 2011 5:01 PM CST
This is where you'll see the chinks in Newt. He'll be pontificating and that will turn off a lot of voters. If he is too tame, Donald will jump in. Santorum is window dressing. Gotta love it.
Dec 7, 2011 12:07 PM CST
Can you imagine an hour or two of debate with only Newt, Santorum and Trump? That is worse than sitting through Easter Vigil Masswith a hundred participants, a root canal, or driving a bus full of third graders on a day long trip. Not even the candidates want in on this. It's already been talked about too much by Trump and Newt to back out and Santorum will stick around anything that doesn't associate him with Google.